The Mandai Bird Paradise
Opened in 2023 a new and exciting attraction that showcases the diversity and beauty of birds from around the world. It is located in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, which also includes the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Wonders and the upcoming Rainforest Wild Park. Immerse yourself in a symphony of colours and sounds as you explore eight different aviaries, each with its theme and habitat. You can see over 3,500 birds from more than 400 species, some of which are rare and endangered. You can also enjoy interactive presentations, feeding sessions, guided tours and wildlife experiences that will bring you closer to these amazing feathered friends. Some of the highlights of Bird Paradise include:
- The Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands, where you can feast your eyes on some of the world’s most brilliantly coloured birds, such as scarlet macaws, scarlet ibises, roseate spoonbills and American flamingos.
- The Kuok Group Wings of Asia, where you can discover the fascinating birds of Asia, such as hornbills, spoonbills, storks and ducks. You can also see some of the world’s rarest birds, such as the Baer’s pochard and the black-faced spoonbill.
- The Predators on Wings presentation, where you can witness the amazing talents of birds of prey, such as eagles, owls and vultures. You can also learn about their role in nature and how to protect them.
- The Wings of the World presentation, where you can enjoy a spectacular show featuring birds from different continents, such as macaws, cockatoos, parrots and toucans. You can also see them perform tricks and stunts that will amaze you.
Open daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $48 for adults, $33 for children and $20 for senior citizens. You can purchase your tickets online or at the park entrance. You can also get up to 20% off with WildPass, a membership program that gives you unlimited access to all four parks at Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
The Singapore Zoo is a world-class rainforest zoo that showcases over 2,800 animals from more than 300 species in naturalistic habitats. It is one of the best zoos in the world and has won many awards for its conservation efforts and visitor experience. Offering 11 zones that represent different regions and ecosystems, such as Wild Africa, Australasia, Fragile Forest and Reptopia. Many opportunities for up-close encounters with the animals, such as feeding sessions, behind-the-scenes tours and wildlife experiences. You can also sign up for camps and workshops to learn more about the animals and their care. It has spectacular shows that showcase the talents and behaviours of the animals, such as Splash Safari, Animal Friends and Elephant Presentation. You can also watch the Keepers’ Chit Chat to hear stories and anecdotes from the zookeepers. Here are some reasons why you should visit the Singapore Zoo.
Naturalistic and spacious design that mimics the animals’ natural environments. You can see them roaming freely in their enclosures, which are separated by moats, glass walls or hidden barriers. You can also walk along elevated boardwalks or trails that give you a closer view of the animals.
The diverse and impressive collection of over 2,800 animals from more than 300 species, including some rare and endangered ones. You can see mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from Africa, Asia, Australia and more. Some of the animals you can see are lions, giraffes, kangaroos, sloths, chameleons, penguins and more.
Many opportunities for up-close encounters with the animals, such as feeding sessions, behind-the-scenes tours and wildlife experiences. You can feed the giraffes, elephants, rhinos and more, or join a guided tour to learn more about the animals and their care. You can also sign up for a wildlife experience that lets you meet some of the zoo’s stars, such as the orangutans, pandas or cheetahs.
Spectacular shows that showcase the talents and behaviours of the animals, such as Splash Safari, Animal Friends and Elephant Presentation. You can watch the sea lions, otters, dogs and more perform amazing tricks and stunts that will entertain and educate you. You can also watch the elephants demonstrate their intelligence and strength.
Kidzworld area features fun activities for children, such as a water playground, a rope course, pony rides and a petting zoo. Your kids can have a blast playing with water cannons, slides and fountains, or challenge themselves on a rope course that tests their balance and agility. They can also ride on ponies or interact with farm animals at the petting zoo.
A unique and exciting attraction that lets you explore the world of nocturnal animals in their natural habitats. With a natural and spacious design that mimics the animals’ natural environments. You can see them roaming freely in their enclosures, which are separated by moats, glass walls or hidden barriers. You can also walk along elevated boardwalks or trails that give you a closer view of the animals. A diverse and impressive collection of over 900 animals from more than 100 species, including some rare and endangered ones. You can see mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish from Africa, Asia, Australia and more. Some of the animals you can see are lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and more.
Opportunities for up-close encounters with the animals, such as feeding sessions, behind-the-scenes tours and wildlife experiences. You can feed the giraffes, elephants, rhinos and more, or join a guided tour to learn more about the animals and their care. You can also sign up for a wildlife experience that lets you meet some of the zoo’s stars, such as the orangutans, pandas or cheetahs. Spectacular shows that showcase the talents and skills of the animals, such as the Creatures of the Night Show, where you can watch otters, civets, binturongs and more perform tricks and stunts, or the Predators on Wings presentation, where you can witness the power and grace of birds of prey such as eagles, owls and vultures.
Choose to take the tram, you will be guided by a live commentary that will take you across six geographical zones of the world, from the Himalayan Foothills to the Southeast Asian Jungle. You will see animals such as lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and more. You can also hop on and off at designated stops to explore some of the walking trails. If you prefer to walk, you can choose from four different trails that will let you see more animals that are not visible from the tram. You can visit the Tasmanian Devil Trail, where you can see the world’s largest carnivorous marsupial, the East Lodge Trail, where you can discover a mix of African and Asian animals, the Leopard Trail, where you can see the largest collection of wildlife native to Southeast Asia, and the Fishing Cat Trail, where you can see how these cats hunt for fish in the water.
You can also catch some of the amazing shows and presentations that showcase the talents and skills of the animals, such as the Creatures of the Night Show, where you can watch otters, civets, binturongs and more perform tricks and stunts, or the Predators on Wings presentation, where you can witness the power and grace of birds of prey such as eagles, owls and vultures.
Singapore Botanic Gardens
A beautiful and historic attraction that showcases the diversity and beauty of plants from around the world. It is located in the heart of the city of Singapore and covers an area of 74 hectares. It is also the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site and a leading centre for botanical and horticultural research. Established in 1859 by the Agri-Horticultural Society as a pleasure garden in the English Landscape Style. It later became a colonial economic garden with facilities for horticultural and botanical research, and then a modern and world-class botanic garden, scientific institution and place of conservation, recreation and education.
With 11 zones that represent different regions and ecosystems, such as Wild Africa, Australasia, Fragile Forest and Reptopia¹. You can see over 10,000 types of plants, including the region’s most significant living collection of orchids, gingers, palms and cycads. Some of the highlights of the Singapore Botanic Gardens are:
- National Orchid Garden, which boasts the world’s largest orchid display, with over 60,000 plants and orchid plants. You can admire the stunning colours and shapes of these exotic flowers, as well as see some of the orchids named after famous personalities, such as Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher and Jackie Chan.
- Heritage Museum & CDL Gallery, which feature interactive and multimedia exhibits and panels that detail the Gardens’ rich heritage. You can learn more about the history, culture and science of the Gardens, as well as see some of the artefacts and specimens from its past.
- Walk of Giants is a 260-metre-long elevated walkway that takes you through a mature secondary forest¹. You can see some of the tallest tree species in Southeast Asia, such as the Jelutong, Kapur and Terentang.
- Learning Forest, which is a new extension of the Gardens that showcases freshwater forest wetland ecosystems. You can explore different habitats, such as lowland rainforests, freshwater swamp forests and bamboo gardens.
Open daily from 5 am to 12 am. Admission is free for most areas, except for the National Orchid Garden, which charges $5 for adults, $1 for students and senior citizens, and free for children below 12 years.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is also a great place to enjoy a variety of cuisines, as there are many restaurants in and around the gardens that cater to different tastes and budgets. Here are some of the restaurants that you can try:
- The Bees Knees is a casual cafe that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. You can find dishes such as sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pasta and burgers. You can also enjoy their cakes, pastries and ice cream. The cafe has a cosy and relaxing ambience, with a view of the gardens. It is located at The Garage, a former garage for university vehicles that has been converted into a dining destination.
- The Halia is a halal-certified restaurant that serves contemporary European cuisine with Asian influences. You can find dishes such as Singapore-style chilli crab spaghettini, wagyu beef cheek rendang and ginger flower sorbet. The restaurant has an elegant and romantic ambience, with a view of the ginger garden. It is located at the Ginger Garden, a section of the gardens that features over 250 species of ginger.
- The Botanico is a fine dining restaurant that serves seasonal and modern European cuisine with Asian flavours. You can find dishes such as assam laksa ceviche, soy-glazed wagyu beef cheek and coconut panna cotta. The restaurant has a sophisticated and chic ambience, with a view of the gardens. It is also located at The Garage.
- The Piccante Pronto an Italian restaurant that serves authentic and affordable pizzas, pasta and salads. You can find dishes such as Margherita pizza, carbonara pasta and Caesar salad. The restaurant has a simple and casual ambience, with a view of the gardens. It is located at Cluny Court, a shopping mall that is adjacent to the gardens.
- The Corner House is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves French-Asian cuisine that showcases seasonal ingredients and local herbs. You can find dishes such as Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, black Angus beef tenderloin and chocolate souffle. The restaurant has a refined and elegant ambience, with a view of the gardens. It is located at the former residence of E.J.H Corner, a botanist who was the assistant director of the gardens.
Gardens by the Bay
A nature park in Singapore that showcases the diversity and beauty of plants from around the world. It is also a place where you can enjoy various attractions, events and dining options. Consisting of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Each garden has its theme and design and offers different views of the city skyline and the Marina Reservoir.
With two cooled conservatories: Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. Flower Dome is the world’s largest glass greenhouse and displays plants from Mediterranean and semi-arid regions. Cloud Forest is a mist-filled mountain with a 35-metre waterfall and features plants from tropical highlands. 18 Supertrees, which are vertical gardens that collect rainwater, generate solar power and support a variety of plants. A 128-metre aerial walkway that connects two Supertrees, or watch the Garden Rhapsody, a light and sound show that takes place every night.
The Flower Dome is the world’s largest glass greenhouse and displays plants from Mediterranean and semi-arid regions. You can see flowers from different countries and seasons, such as tulips, cherry blossoms, sunflowers and more. You can also admire the architecture and design of the dome, which uses sustainable technologies to maintain the temperature and humidity
The Cloud Forest is a mist-filled mountain with a 35-metre waterfall and features plants from tropical highlands. You can see orchids, ferns, carnivorous plants and more. You can also walk on the Cloud Walk and Treetop Walk, which are suspended bridges that give you a panoramic view of the forest.
East Coast Park
For a leisurely and enjoyable way to spend your day, you should visit East Coast Park in Singapore. It is a scenic and spacious park that offers a variety of activities, attractions and amenities for all ages and interests. View of the shipping lane, don’t worry the beaches are not polluted, Singapore shipping is highly regulated. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit the East Coast Park:
- Located along the southeastern coast of Singapore, on reclaimed land. It has a panoramic view of the sea and the city skyline, as well as a refreshing sea breeze. You can admire the beauty of nature and the urban landscape at the same time.
- 15-kilometre stretch of beach and parkland that covers an area of 185 hectares. It is one of the most popular places in Singapore for outdoor activities, such as cycling, rollerblading, jogging, camping, fishing and water sports. You can rent bicycles, skates, tents and other equipment at various kiosks along the park.
- World-class skate park called Xtreme SkatePark, where you can enjoy skateboarding, inline skating and BMX riding. It has a street course, a vertical bowl and a combo bowl that cater to different levels of skills and challenges. You can also watch professional skaters and riders perform amazing tricks and stunts.
- Water sports park called Cable Ski Park, where you can experience cable skiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding. You can glide on the water without a boat, using a cable system that pulls you along. You can also learn from professional instructors or join competitions at this park.
- Facilities for barbecues, picnics and dining. You can have a barbecue or picnic with your family and friends by the beach under the swaying coconut palms and casuarinas. You can also enjoy delicious local and international cuisines at the many restaurants, cafes and bars that line the beach.
- Public restrooms that are equipped with shower facilities, so you can wash up after your activities. The restrooms are located at Areas B1, B2, C1, C4, D1, D5, F1, F2, G1 and G21. You can also find drinking fountains and vending machines at various locations in the park.
Ample car parking spaces that are available in different areas of the park. You can also access the park by public transport or taxi. The nearest MRT stations are Bedok (EW5) and Kembangan (EW6), which are connected to the park by bus.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
One of the largest urban parks in central Singapore, covering an area of 62 hectares. It is a great place for families to have a fun day out, as it features lush greenery, a meandering river, a playground, a dog run, and various dining options. The park is also home to a wide array of biodiversity, including birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and fish.
The park has two main sections: Pond Gardens and River Plains. Pond Gardens is located near Bishan Road and has four large ponds where you can see lotus flowers, water lilies, and aquatic animals. River Plains is located near Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and has a naturalised river that flows through the park, creating a scenic and serene environment.
There are several walking trails in the park that you can explore, ranging from 1.5 km to 3 km in length. The trails are mostly paved and flat, making them suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You can also rent a bicycle from the kiosks near the park entrances and cycle along the park connector network that links the park to other green spaces in Singapore.
The Spa by the River: This is a relaxing spot where you can enjoy a massage or a facial treatment by the river. The spa offers various services such as aromatherapy, reflexology, and body scrubs. You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the cafe next to the spa.
The Inclusive Playground: This is an all-access play facility for children with different abilities. It features wheelchair-accessible swings, slides, and merry-go-rounds, as well as sensory play elements such as musical instruments and tactile panels. The playground aims to promote social inclusion and interaction among children of all backgrounds and abilities.
The Butterfly Habitat is a small garden that attracts various species of butterflies with its colourful flowers and plants. You can observe the butterflies as they flutter around and feed on the nectar. You can also learn more about their life cycle and behaviour from the information boards.
The Water Playground is a fun area where children can splash around and cool off in the hot weather. The water playground has water jets, sprinklers, and fountains that create different patterns and effects. There are also shaded benches and picnic tables nearby where parents can relax and watch their kids.
The park has several restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a meal or a snack after your walk:
- Grub is a casual dining place that serves burgers, pasta, salads, and desserts made with fresh and quality ingredients. They also have a selection of craft beers and wines to go with your food.
- Canopy Garden Dining is a cosy restaurant that offers Western and local cuisine in a garden setting. They have dishes such as steak, pizza, laksa, and nasi lemak. They also have brunch options such as eggs benedict, pancakes, and waffles.
- McDonald’s the fast-food chain that serves burgers, fries, nuggets, ice cream, and drinks. They have a drive-through service as well as an indoor seating area.
- ToriYard is a Japanese restaurant that specialises in yakitori (grilled skewers) and other grilled dishes. They have chicken, beef, pork, seafood, and vegetable skewers that are marinated and grilled over charcoal. They also have rice bowls, noodles, salads, and soups.
To get to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, you can take the MRT to Bishan or Ang Mo Kio stations and then take a bus or walk to the park entrances. Alternatively, you can drive or take a taxi to the park. There are four car parks in the park: Car Park A near Bishan Road; Car Park B near Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1; Car Park C near Marymount Road; and Car Park D near Sin Ming Avenue.
Thomson Nature Park
Thomson Nature Park is a nature park in Singapore that opened in 2019. It covers an area of 50 hectares and is located next to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. The park is unique for its rich cultural heritage as the site of a former Hainan Village that was established in the 1930s by immigrants from Hainan Island in China. It is also home to a variety of flora and fauna, including some rare and endangered species such as the Raffles’ banded langur (a type of monkey) and the straw-headed bulbul (a type of bird).
The park has five walking trails that span a total of 3.8 km. The trails are mostly dirt paths and boardwalks that follow the former village’s road network. They are moderately easy to walk, but some sections may be steep or slippery. You can also rent a bicycle from the kiosk near the park entrance and cycle along the trails:
- The Ruins and Figs Trail is a 0.8 km trail that showcases the heritage highlights of the Hainan Village. You can see the carefully conserved ruins of some of the village houses, such as the headman’s house, the provision shop, and the barbershop. You can also see some of the fig trees that were planted by the villagers for food and medicine.
- The Stream and Ferns Trail is a 0.7 km trail that allows you to appreciate the freshwater habitat in the park and observe the diversity of ferns and aquatic animals. You can see the clear stream that runs through the park and supports various fish, crabs, and dragonflies. You can also see different types of ferns, such as the bird’s nest fern, the staghorn fern, and the resurrection fern.
- The Rambutan Trail is a 0.9 km trail that leads you through a fruit orchard that was once cultivated by the villagers. You can see various fruit trees, such as rambutan, durian, jackfruit, and mango. You can also spot some wildlife, such as squirrels, birds, and butterflies.
- The Macaque Trail is a 0.7 km trail that brings you closer to the forest edge where you may encounter some of the resident macaques (a type of monkey) in the park. You can learn more about their behaviour and ecology from the information boards along the trail. You can also see some of the native plants that provide food and shelter for the macaques, such as figs, palms, and lianas.
- The Langur Trail is a 0.7 km trail that takes you to one of the best spots to observe the rare Raffles’ banded langur in its natural habitat. The langur is a black-and-white monkey that is critically endangered in Singapore and only found in a few forest patches. You can use binoculars or spotting scopes to look for them in the treetops.
The park has a visitor centre where you can learn more about the history and biodiversity of the park through interactive exhibits and displays. There is also a restroom and a water cooler at the visitor centre. There are no restaurants or cafes in the park, but you can bring your food and drinks and have a picnic at one of the designated areas. To get to Thomson Nature Park, you can take bus number 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT station or bus number 167 from Upper Thomson Road and alight at Old Upper Thomson Road opposite Sembawang Hill Food Centre. From there, you can walk for about 15 minutes to reach the park entrance. Alternatively, you can drive or take a taxi to the park. There is a car park near the visitor centre with about 30 lots.
Labrador Nature Reserve
The Labrador Nature Reserve is located in the southern part of mainland Singapore, along Labrador Villa Road. It is home to the only rocky seacliff on the mainland that is accessible to the public. It is also the site of many historical relics and natural artefacts, most of which date from the Second World War and earlier periods of time. The park is divided into two main areas: the nature reserve and the coastal walk. The nature reserve is a forested area that contains a variety of flora and fauna, such as 70 kinds of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and numerous tree species. The coastal walk is a boardwalk that runs along the shoreline and offers a panoramic view of the sea and the nearby islands.
The best way to explore the park is to start from the Berlayer Creek entrance, which is near the Labrador Park MRT station. From there, you can follow the mangrove trail that leads to the Bukit Chermin Boardwalk, where you can enjoy the breeze and the scenery. Along the way, you can spot various wildlife, such as mudskippers, crabs, herons, and kingfishers. After crossing the boardwalk, you can enter the nature reserve and follow the Alexandra Garden Trail, which will take you through a lush forest with many interesting plants, such as fig trees, rubber trees, and “Membusu” trees. You can also learn more about the history of the park by visiting the war relics, such as the artillery pieces and machine gun posts that date back to WWII.
The trail will end at the Carpark A entrance, where you can exit the park or continue to explore other attractions, such as the Labrador Secret Tunnels, which are underground passages that were used by British soldiers during WWII. You can also visit Comchest Green, which is a park extension that showcases many species of plants and flowers. The total length of the walk is about 2.5 km and it will take about an hour to complete. You can stop and rest at any of the benches or shelters along the way. There are also toilets and water coolers available at both entrances. You can also find some eateries nearby, such as Tamarind Hill Restaurant or Keppel Club. To get back to your starting point, you can either take a bus or walk back along the same route. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or a Grab from Carpark A. There are also bike-sharing services available if you prefer to cycle around.
Hindhede Nature Park
Hindhede Nature Park is a hidden gem located next to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. It is a tranquil and scenic park that offers a variety of activities for nature lovers, families, and hikers. The park features a quarry pool, a playground, a visitor centre, and several walking trails that showcase the rich biodiversity of the park.
One of the highlights of the park is the Hindhede Quarry, which was once a granite quarry site. The quarry pool is now filled with clear water and surrounded by cliffs and lush vegetation. You can enjoy the stunning view of the quarry from the lookout point or the wooden platform near the water’s edge. The quarry is also home to some wildlife, such as fish, turtles, and monitor lizards.
Another attraction of the park is the Hindhede Nature Trail, which is a 0.8 km loop trail that takes you through the secondary forest and past some rare native plants. Some of these plants are named after Singapore, such as the Singapore Rhododendron and the Singapore Kopsia. You can also spot some birds, squirrels, and butterflies along the trail.
The park also has a playground for children to have fun and an exhibition gallery at the visitor centre to learn more about the history and ecology of the park. The park is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, as the trails are mostly flat and well-paved. The park is open from 7 am to 7 pm daily and admission is free. You can get to the park by bus or car from Bukit Timah Road or Upper Bukit Timah Road.
Windsor Nature Park
Windsor Nature Park is one of Singapore’s newest parks that opened in 2017. It is located near Upper Thomson Road and serves as a green buffer zone between Central Catchment Nature Reserve and the urban areas. The park has three hiking trails and a canopy walkway that showcase the natural beauty and diversity of the park.
One of the trails is the Hanguana Trail, which is named after a genus of plants that are endemic to Singapore. The trail is lined with rare native plants that have been conserved or reintroduced in the park. Some of these plants include orchids, ferns, gingers, and palms. The trail also has a freshwater stream that supports various aquatic animals.
Another trail is the Squirrel Trail, which leads you to an elevated walkway that offers a bird’s eye view of the forest canopy. You can see different types of trees, lianas, epiphytes, and birds in the canopy layer. You can also spot some squirrels darting among the branches.
The third trail is the Drongo Trail, which features a sub-canopy walkway that allows you to observe the fauna that lives under the canopy level. You can see some monkeys, flying lemurs, civets, bats, and drongos in this layer. You can also learn more about their behaviour and ecology from the information boards along the walkway.
The park also has a visitor centre where you can find interactive exhibits and displays that educate you about the history and biodiversity of the park. The park is open from 7 am to 7 pm daily and admission is free. You can get to the park by bus or car from Upper Thomson Road or Marymount Road.
A small island located off the northeastern coast of Singapore, near the town of Punggol. It is also known as Pulau Serangoon, which means Serangoon Island in Malay. The island covers an area of about 133 hectares and is connected to the mainland by two bridges. A natural park that conserves the island’s biodiversity and rustic character. With various habitats, such as coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. These habitats support a wide range of plants and animals, some of which are rare or endangered. Some of the plants that can be found on Coney Island Singapore include the critically endangered Sea Hibiscus, the nationally, extinct in the wild, Sea Gutta, and the locally rare Sea Teak. These plants provide food and shelter for many birds, insects, and other animals.
Some of the animals that can be seen on Coney Island Singapore include the smooth-coated otter, the oriental magpie-robin, the spotted wood owl, the bay weaver, the monitor lizard, the long-tailed macaque, and the Malayan water monitor. These animals are part of the island’s rich wildlife and contribute to its ecological balance.
Coney Island Singapore is a great place to visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers. You can explore the island by walking or cycling along its trails and boardwalks, or by visiting its beaches and playgrounds. You can also learn more about the island’s history and environmental initiatives from its signage and exhibits. It is worth arranging to meet up with friends and make a full days adventure day of it, so here is a possible schedule for your day:
- Meet at the Punggol MRT Station at 9:00 am. You can take the North East Line (NEL) to get there from any part of Singapore. The MRT ride takes about 30 minutes from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station.
- From the Punggol MRT Station, walk to the Punggol Bus Interchange and take bus 84 to Punggol Road End. The bus ride takes about 10 minutes and costs $0.772. Alternatively, you can rent a bike from one of the bike-sharing services near the MRT station and cycle to the island.
- Arrive at the West Entrance of Coney Island at around 9:30 am. You can rent a bike from the kiosk there if you don’t have one. The bike rental costs $8 per hour or $32 per day. You can also explore the island on foot if you prefer.
- Start your exploration of the island by following the main path that runs through the island. Along the way, you can enjoy the scenic views of the Serangoon Reservoir, the coastal forests, the grasslands, and the Casuarina woodlands. You can also spot some of the 80 bird species that live on the island, such as woodpeckers, kingfishers, and bee-eaters4.
- Stop at any of the five beach areas that are accessible from the main path. These beaches are not suitable for swimming, but they offer a quiet and relaxing place to rest and have a picnic. You can also look out for some of the wildlife that inhabits the island, such as otters, monitor lizards, squirrels, and monkeys4. Be careful not to feed or disturb the wild life.
- Visit the Casuarina Exploration playground near the West Entrance. This is a fun and natural play area made from recycled wood and materials. You can challenge yourself with the mini obstacle course or just have some creative fun with the wooden pieces.
- Head to the East Entrance of the island by 12:30 pm. You can either take the same route back or follow a different trail to see more of the island’s biodiversity. You can also snap some photos at the iconic Coney Island gates that mark both entrances of the island.
- Exit the island and cross the Serangoon Reservoir Dam to reach Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6. From there, you can take bus 84 back to Punggol Bus Interchange and then take the MRT back to your destination. Alternatively, you can cycle back to Punggol MRT Station if you have a bike.
The total distance covered by this itinerary is about 10 km and the total duration is about 4 hours (excluding travel time). You can adjust the pace and duration according to your preferences and abilities.